Vacation Related Apps

Vacations are wonderful, but they can require a lot of planning and organization. Fortunately, there are mobile apps galore to help you plan and prepare for your next getaway, whether it is near or far. There are apps that help you:
  • decide where to vacation
  • create a budget
  • arrange travel and lodging
  • find things to do
  • find you way around in unfamiliar territory
  • make reservations at nearby restaurants

The airlines, hotels and travel sites have their own apps to help you plan your trip, but these vacation-related apps are unique and very cool.

Mobile Vacation iPad, iPhone and iPod/iPod Touch Apps
  • TouristEye Travel Guide (Lets you access vacation information completely offlineno Internet access required. Includes maps, an all-in-one trip planner that lets you build a daily itinerary, book transportation, locate restaurants, check tours, monuments, museums, shops and more. You can even create a travel journal to remember your trip) by Tourist Eye, S.L.
    Price: $Free
  • TripIt Travel Organizer (You create a TripIt account online and forward all of your travel related email confirmations to it. TripIt creates a detailed plan of your trip that includes your vacation destination weather, maps and directions. It also lets you book restaurant reservations and other activities)
    Price: $Free (with ads); $3.99 (without ads)
  • FlightTrack (Provides live flight updates including delays, changes and cancellations. Assists in finding alternative flights and lets you view seating arrangement) by Mobiata.
    Price: $4.99
  • My911 (Provides worldwide emergency services notifications when you are unable to call for help yourself. Also offers transport services, search and rescue, family member notification, roadside assistance, high crime area alerts, etc. This app is not just for the car-bound but can be used by hikers, climbers, bikers,, etc. Available for most mobile phones including non-smartphones) by My911, Inc.
    Price: $0.99 plus monthly subscription (can purchase only for the months you want). Some phones require the purchase of a bluetooth adapter/dongle
  • AroundMe (Identifies your location and shows you the nearest banks, bars, coffee shops, gas stations, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, movies, parking, pharmacies, restaurants, supermarkets, taxis and weather) by Attorno A Me S.R.L.
    Price: $Free


Mobile Vacation Related Android Apps
  • Vacation Planner (Lets you keep track of your vacation to-do list and budget. Includes pre-loaded and customizable list of tasks that you check off and see what more needs to be done) by PhoneForum.org
    Price: $0.99
  • TripIt Travel Organizer (You create a TripIt account online and forward all of your travel related email confirmations to it. TripIt creates a detailed plan of your trip that includes your vacation destination weather, maps and directions. It also lets you book restaurant reservations and other activities)
    Price: $Free (Basic); $50/yr. (Premium)
  • FlightTrack (Provides live flight updates-including delays, changes and cancellations. Assists in finding alternative flights and lets you view seating arrangement) by Mobiata.
    Price: $4.99
  • AroundMe (Identifies your location and shows you the nearest banks, bars, coffee shops, gas stations, hospitals, hotels, movie theaters, movies, parking, pharmacies, restaurants, supermarkets, taxis and weather) by Attorno A Me S.R.L.
    Price: $Free
  • My Roadside Attendant – (Lets you store information to help in an emergency while driving. Has a “Send My Location” button that provides a map of your location to the recipient—friend, family member, towing company, or 911. Take digital images of insurance card and vehicle registration, and record accident information) by Iconosys, Inc.
    Price: $Free
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